Gemstones are treasured and valued all across the globe. They are found at various sites in different countries, and people love to collect these gemstones either to showcase them or to wear them. The majority of the naturally found gemstones are often available for purchase at gemologists and gem dealers.
Nonetheless, there are quite a few rare gemstones found around the globe that are so precious they are auctioned and sold for millions of dollars. Today, we talk about the topmost valuable gemstones one can find in different corners of the world.
- Blue Diamond
All colored diamonds possess great value. But, blue diamonds are the rarest of all diamonds. One peculiar example of this extraordinary gemstone is “The Oppenheimer Blue Diamond” which was sold at $57.5 million for its 14.62 carats at Christie’s Geneva. This diamond dominates a vivid blue hue and has become one of the most priced jewelry to ever be sold at an auction.
The jadeite gemstone belongs to the jade family and is among the most vivid hues of the gemstone. Although available in hues of red, black and yellow, the most common remains the green-colored jadeite.
A jadeite gemstone necklace containing 27 beads of the gemstone was auctioned in 2014 and was sold at the price of $27.44 million.
Emeralds are among the most sought-after and valuable gemstones. They are highly cherished by women as they make wonderful jewelry pieces. However, only a few emeralds are completely flawless, which makes them unique and precious.
The Rockefeller Emerald bought by John D. Rockefeller was one of the most valuable emeralds in the world. It was sold at $5.5 million at Christie’s.
- Pink Diamonds
Pink diamonds are rare as the primary source of these diamonds is the Argyle Mine in Australia. Since the mine is depleted, pink diamonds are becoming even rarer.
At auctions, pink diamonds can demand as high as 1 million per carat. The Pink Star diamond is the largest pink diamond that is graded by the GIA and weighs 59.60 carats. The diamond was sold for $71.2 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
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